Government might lean to save the airport… 5th of April 2009

The largest newspaper in Finland, Helsingin Sanomat writes a whole page article titled The Government might lean to save the airport on the 5th of April 2009.

Jan Vapaavuori, the minister responsible for the housing issues in Finland, is quoted ”The hemming and hawing on this issue must stop”.

The original article in Finnish, behind a paywal

http://www.hs.fi/paivanlehti/arkisto/Valtio+kallistumassa+Malmin+kent%C3%A4n+s%C3%A4ilytt%C3%A4misen+puolelle/aaHS20090405SI1KA01r6j

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  1. Seppo Sipilä

    This statement dates from 2009, when the Östersundom area (about 24 times the size of Malmi Airport) had just been involuntarily annexed to Helsinki from neighboring Sipoo municipality – with the Cabinet’s blessing and explicitly on the grounds of providing Helsinki with residential building reserve for its future needs. Prominent politicians and city representatives hinted at the time that with Östersundom, there would be no need to take Malmi Airport into residential use.

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